New traffic signal refurbishment contract awarded to Siemens ITS
A new contract to design and refurbish traffic signal equipment and systems at nine signalised junctions in Coventry has been awarded to Siemens by the city council. Following the recent completion of the design stages by Siemens, work is now underway to supply and replace equipment including new poles, controllers and signal heads, and upgrade sites to MOVA and SCOOT control to ensure optimum Urban Traffic Control (UTC) operation.
Using funding from the National Productivity Investment Fund, Coventry City Council is renewing life-expired traffic control equipment with the latest designs and management systems to improve network performance and reliability, and reduce maintenance costs. Most of the refurbished sites are signalised junctions located on the busy A45 with other sites on Tile Hill Lane, Vanguard Avenue, Herald Avenue and The Butts.
Cllr Jayne Innes, cabinet member for city services said, “I’m delighted that we are upgrading some of our traffic lights on one of our busiest routes. It’s important that we use the latest technology to keep our city moving and although there will be some short term disruption it will be well worth it in the long term. I thank drivers for their patience while we get this work done.”
Completion of the works in October will see all sites move to the Siemens UTC system which will enable Coventry to migrate to intelligent network management with the deployment of Siemens Stratos, the company’s cloud-based strategic traffic management solution. The advanced Siemens SLD4 loop detectors being used on this scheme feature sophisticated length-based classification for buses with configurable outputs to extend the green time, allowing public transport to continue rather than being held up at the signals.